|Albert and Clémentine Desgroseilliers, mid-1950s|
The above photograph shows them at home at 286 Nipissing Street in Sturgeon Falls in the 1950s.
Albert and Clémentine had fourteen children, 11 sons and three daughters. Their youngest child, Joseph, was only two years old when their eldest child Eugène (my grandfather) married in August 1925.
My great-grandparents were married for 58 years. Their union is the third longest marriage in the first seven generations of my maternal and paternal ancestry.
Albert died aged 78 on 16 December 1957 in Ottawa. (I’ve written here about my theory as to why he died in Ottawa instead of in Sturgeon Falls, his usual place of residence.) Clémentine survived him nearly 12 years; she died on 18 October 1969, one month short of her 91st birthday.
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.